I used to be CRAZY about cereal. A staple of my childhood (and early adulthood) cereal was a delicious and fun beginning to almost every day. Frosted Mini Wheats, Crispix, Lucky Charms, Oh’s, Honey Bunches of Oats, Puffins, Chex…. I could go on forever. When I went gluten-free, it was pretty easy to switch over to gluten-free cereals and when I went completely dairy-free, it was easy to switch to soy milk and almond milk. But paleo… there was mourning. Maybe some tears. Maybe some denial and intermittent cereal binges.
Enter Paleo Cereal.
No, it’s not the same as regular ol’ box cereal. It’s much more heavy (you cannot and should not eat more than one bowl) than a box cereal and it has a lot more flavor and nutrition. It’s also not something I make a habit of eating for breakfast. Since my primary goals with my diet are…
- To support healthy digestion
- To lean out (aka lose weight)
…the cereal is for occasions only. Fruit and Nuts do not really help my digestion nor do they help me lose weight. This is mostly because they aren’t as filling for me as an omelette with veggies and avocado, and they tend to be addictive and easy to overeat.
With that being said, if you are the type of person without those particular concerns, then this would be a fine breakfast alternative for you. Especially for those who are allergic or reactive to eggs.
Persimmons are a major fall favorite for me which is why they are in this cereal. You could certainly put in once of your favorite fruits (banana, apple, pear, mango, papaya, etc.) and swap out other nuts for the pecans and macadamia.
Persimmon and Pecan Breakfast Cereal
1 fuyu persimmon, chopped
1/3 c. pecans, toasted
1/2 c. coconut flakes, toasted
2 dates, chopped
1 tbsp. crushed macadamia nuts
1 c. almond milk
sprinkle of maca powder
sprinkle of sea salt
sprinkle of pumpkin pie spice
- To toast the pecans and coconut; Heat some coconut oil in a skillet and add pecans. move constantly to make sure they don’t burn. Half way through, add coconut flakes until they begin to brown on the edges. When done, promptly remove from heat as they could burn in the hot pan.
- Mix all ingredients in a bowl and pour your milk over the top!